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Take the train from Hamburg to Bordeaux in 10 hours 45 minutes

If you want to travel from Hamburg to Bordeaux by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Hamburg to Bordeaux by train to take around 14 hours 7 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 10 hours 45 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 22 trains per day running on this route, which spans 1234 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Bordeaux. TGV, Thalys or ICE are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Hamburg to Bordeaux start from $61.63 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Hamburg to Bordeaux by train

It takes an average of 14h 7m to travel from Hamburg to Bordeaux by train, over a distance of around 766 miles (1234 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Hamburg to Bordeaux and tickets for this journey start from $61.63 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

10h 45m


1234 miles (766 km)


22 trains per day


2 changes


From $61.63

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Thalys, Flixbus, ALSA, ÖBB

Hamburg to Bordeaux train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg to Bordeaux for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:57 19:51 11h 54m, 3 changes
08:14 19:51 11h 37m, 4 changes
09:24 20:14 10h 50m, 2 changes
09:24 21:07 11h 43m, 2 changes
09:57 22:11 12h 14m, 3 changes
10:13 22:11 11h 58m, 4 changes
13:24 07:14 17h 50m, 2 changes
14:01 10:14 20h 13m, 3 changes
15:10 10:14 19h 4m, 4 changes
15:13 10:14 19h 1m, 5 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Hamburg to Bordeaux

You can travel from Hamburg to Bordeaux on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Bordeaux

The price of train tickets from Hamburg to Bordeaux starts at $61.63 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Hamburg to Bordeaux by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Hamburg to Bordeaux

Want to know more about your journey from Hamburg to Bordeaux? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Hamburg to Bordeaux take?

The average journey time by train between Hamburg and Bordeaux is 14 hours and 7 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Hamburg and Bordeaux by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hamburg to Bordeaux is 10 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Hamburg to Bordeaux cost?

Train tickets from Hamburg to Bordeaux can start from as little as $61.63 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Bordeaux?

No, there are no direct train services from Hamburg to Bordeaux. Travelling from Hamburg to Bordeaux by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Hamburg to Bordeaux leave?

The first train from Hamburg to Bordeaux leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hamburg to Bordeaux leave?

The last train from Hamburg to Bordeaux leaves at 23:49. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Hamburg and Bordeaux by train?

Trains travelling from Hamburg to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 766 miles (1234 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bordeaux to Hamburg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hamburg to Bordeaux for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 02/13/2023 for travel on 02/13/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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